Some things to talk about while I wonder about this rattlesnake roundup...
1) The projected standings
The Astros have made it over the hump. After Sunday's victory over the Athletics, they are now projected to get to
What we can see is that the Astros start
Houston hasn't finished April with 11 or more wins since 2008 and hasn't finished the month with a winning record since 2006.
In contrast, last year's Astros gave up 142 runs in 28 April games. So far, they've cut about a run and a half
2) Klaw on the Vandy kids
Lots of good stuff in this post by Keith Law on the Vanderbilt players who could go in the first round of this draft. It's an insider post, so I won't excerpt from it. But, let's say he's more of a fan of Dansby Swanson than Carson Fulmer.
If you want to add fuel to the fire that Houston will end up with one of the Vandy guys this year,
What's interesting about Law's analysis of Fulmer is that he thinks
It also was a reason why Roy Oswalt didn't get a look before those spark plugs super-charged his arm. Oswalt is listed at 6-foot, 190. Fulmer is listed at 6-foot, 195.
For whatever that's worth.
3) The DH in the NL
Some of you may not remember this, but the Astros used to play in the National League. In
The details are murky for me, too.
At any rate, those in the National League still see their pitcher bat like a heathen. This also leads to some bad situations, like Adam Wainwright being lost for the season.
Craig Calcaterra argues, like many
Instead of asking you what you think of this, let me put it to you another way. If the Astros were still